February 29, 2016

China Diaries: Chen Mapo Tofu

by Yoko Kumano

High on our list of things to do in Chengdu was eat mapo tofu at the restaurant chain that started it all — Chen Mapo Tofu. No one can say for sure if they truly were the original restaurant to create the dish, but everyone just assumes it by now. Any taxi driver in Chengdu […]

July 13, 2015

China Diaries: Bullfrog Hot Pot

by Yoko Kumano

Frog is big in Shanghai. Frog dishes are on almost all menus. It’s like the chicken of America. As someone living most of my life between the Bay Area and Tokyo, my encounters with culinary frog have been sadly few and far between. I remember eating frog as a child once when in Taiwan, but […]

May 19, 2015

Postcard from Chengdu: Liang Mian Noodles

by Yoko Kumano

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy! – Kayoko Another hot and humid day is an opportunity […]